|Forum topic by illcrx||posted 01-13-2012 10:36 PM||5480 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-13-2012 10:36 PM
As a fairly new woodworker and having most of my work experience being with MDF I have been toying over making a few pieces lately mainly boxes, cabinets and such. I already made my son a toy box out of pine plywood from the Home Depot and that came out pretty good, I kind of slapped it together and the wood is 1/2 and it warped a little already, the box is 51” long, and Im not extremely happy about that but that got me thinking about real wood vs plywoods.
The plywoods are cheaper overall I believe, please correct me if Im wrong, also they come in 4×8 sheets and are easier to make boxes out of and all my experience is with 4×8 sheets. With the real wood I’d really have to hunker down and pay attention to the details of things since its harder to fix something with a good piece of wood, if not impossible.
So I just wanted some opinions on what projects I should do with real wood and what with some decent plywood. The projects I have in mind are:
Wall cabinets for living room with full doors and an end cabinet with open shelves, floor level.
An equipment rack “wall” with a full door and on the other side will be a cabinet with a slide out coat rack and a large drawer below for dog food and such.
A small medicine cabinet for the GF, I just think it would be cool to make!
In wall slide out pantry for food.
A cabinet around my washer and dryer in the garage to cover the appliances as well as another surface to work on. This though I’ll probably make out of MDF.
Anyway just wanted to ask someone smarter than me in these matters!
Thanks for your advice in advance.